After months of speculation about a potential Black Sabbath reunion featuring Tony Iommi, Bill Ward, Geezer Butler and Ozzy Osbourne, it looks like one way or another, our questions will be answered next week.
Many are still reeling from the news yesterday that Gwar guitarist Cory Smoot had passed away at the age of 34 while on tour. His bandmates found him dead on the tour bus as they prepared to cross into Canada while on their current tour with Everytime I Die and Ghoul.
On their self-titled debut album, MonstrO -- bassist Kyle Sanders [ex-Bloodsimple], drummer Bevan Davies [ex-Bloodsimple, Danzig], guitarist Juan Montoya [ex-Torche], and vocalist and guitarist Charlie Suarez -- not only manage to combine the heaviness of Sabbath with the weirdness of Pink Floyd, they do it in a way that feels natural, unlike so many of the bands that tend to describe themselves in "We're like (band 1) meets (band 2)!" terms.
A day after debuting a new song, "An Infinite Regression", on GuitarWorld.com, Animals As Leaders have now launched an album sampler with clips from all 12 tracks from their new album, Weightless. You can check out the sampler below.